Overriding Templates in WooCommerce Extensions

WooCommerce has a system in place that will allow you to override core templates within your child theme. This means that you can copy a template file, edit it, and the edited version in your theme will be loaded instead of the core version of the template. We do encourage you not to do this, as most changes can be made via hooks (filters and actions) instead, and this method is far more upgrade-safe than…

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Changing WooCommerce Attribute Visibility Defaults

Here’s a quick tip from a question we were asked by Nick: Any time I add attributes to my products, I want to display them on the product page and use them for variations. Is there a way to default this checkbox to ‘checked’ instead of ‘unchecked’? For reference, when you add attributes to a product, you’re given the option to show them on the product page (which adds them to the “Additional Information” product…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

Building Your First WooCommerce Extension

This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Build a WooCommerce Extension” While we’ve written a lot of tutorials on WordPress and WooCommerce development or how to extend WooCommerce, we’ve never written a series on how to start developing WooCommerce plugins. We’ve decided to write about building simple WooCommerce extensions so that you can get started building your own simple plugins to bend WooCommerce to your will. All extensions are WordPress plugins that hook…

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8 Lessons Learned by building the WooCommerce iPhone App

One of our major goals for the first half of this year was to release the official WooCommerce iPhone app. While we released the app a bit behind schedule (in July), we were still really excited to get our first iOS app out the door and to create a mobile store management tool that we’d want to use ourselves. However, the process of building the app wasn’t entirely smooth sailing, so we figured we’d share…

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SkyVerge WooCommerce Extensions

Using WooCommerce URL coupons with One Page Checkout

Our friends over at Prospress released an extension recently that we find very cool, and we’ve already integrated several plugins with it. One Page Checkout allows you to create a streamlined, minimal checkout process, and you can use a customized page or select a template to sell your products and complete checkout without ever sending customers to another screen. You can create landing pages, product tables, pricing tables, and more. Since this plugin helps to…

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Add Information to the WooCommerce Shop Page

Today’s tutorial will show you how to add information, such as custom fields or product meta, to the WooCommerce shop page. This can be really useful if you have product information that should be displayed before viewing the single product page. You can add the SKU to the WooCommerce shop page, display available inventory or stock status, show shipping weight, and more. If you’ve never added custom code to your site, check out our tutorial…

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How to remove WooCommerce product sorting

We have a quick question today from Gabi: Hi. I’ve tried using your Remove sorting options plugin to remove my dropdown, but removing all options leaves the dropdown there. Is there a change I need to do to remove the empty sorting dropdown? If you’d like to remove some of the built-in WooCommerce sorting options, our WooCommerce Remove Product Sorting can easily do it for you. However, this isn’t the best option if you want…

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Sort WooCommerce Products by Custom Fields or Post Meta

We’ve got a plugin that will allow you to add WooCommerce product sorting options (not to mention one that will remove core sorting options as desired), but you may need a more customized solution for sorting your products. In this case, you may want to sort WooCommerce products by your custom fields or by other post meta values. Let’s go over how we can add sorting options for custom fields that we’ve set for our…

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WooCommerce iOS version 1.1.2

Hey there! We’d recently updated the WooCommerce iOS app to version 1.1.1, which fixed an irritating bug with phone number formatting. However, we’d noted that we had another patch coming in that post: We’ve also got a version 1.1.2 patch about to be submitted (remember, it takes about a week for Apple to review) that has a workaround for server incompatibilities with some hosts. If you’ve updated your API keys, but you can’t update order…

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WooCommerce iOS 1.1.1 released

Hi there! We just have a quick update for you today. Version 1.1.1 of the WooCommerce iOS app has been released. This patch release includes fixes for a few bugs, as well as phone number formatting being fixed for real 🙂 . We experienced a phone number formatting issues with some countries where a "+1" was being appended because the format was mistaken for a US number, so if you were one of the shops…

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